The real beach

Painting in the shade of a big palm certainly has its advantages but I haven’t really been representing the beach scene as it really is. For this sketch I moved out into the sun to practice the quick drawing techniques I learned in the Santo Domingo market. Drawing while standing definitely creates a different kind of energy in the pen line and forces you to capture the scene more quickly although perhaps not as accurately.

The Real Beach


4 Comments on “The real beach”

  1. Ross C says:

    Yes, I can see the difference 3 days at the symposium has made! I don’t think that you would have even attempted this scene before that.

    I think you have captured the feel of the crowded beach well… but what I find funny is that, from the previous few posts, I was imagining it was just a beach, a few blue chairs, some palm trees and one or two people… how wrong I was!

  2. Ross C says:

    The Crane Beach sketch was the one where you just pretended to draw people… is that right?


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